Rapid Pharmaceutical Management Assessment: An Indicator-Based Approached
(1995; 200 pages)


A step-by-step manual describes 46 indicators for function and activity within a pharmaceutical system. It shows how to collect data on the indicators and analyze them. The indicators are divided into 8 different categories as follows: policy, legislation and regulation; formulary/essential drug lists and drug information; Ministry of Health (MOH) pharmaceutical budget and finance; MOH pharmaceutical procurement; MOH pharmaceutical logistics; patient access and drug utilization; product quality assurance; and private sector pharmaceutical activity. The manual includes sample data forms, the formulas for deriving the indicators, and data collected from nine countries. This manual was developed by the Management Sciences for Health, Center for Pharmaceutical Management (formerly known as the Drug Management Program) in 1995. The manual is useful to any organization needing to assess a pharmaceutical system and can be used at the national or regional level. Detailed assessments of pharmaceutical systems at the national level have been conducted in Guatemala (1992), Jamaica (1992), Mozambique (1993), El Salvador (1993), Ecuador (1992 and 1994), the Organization of Eastern Carribean States (OECS) (1993), Nepal (1993), Ghana (1993), and Nicaragua (1994). Modified versions of the indicators have been used for focused assessments in Mexico (1995) and Cambodia (1995)...

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